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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
Hi-rise city skyscraper with green credentials.
Location: 110 Bishopsgate
Description: Heron Tower is a city-based skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox architects and standing at 46 floors or 230 metres tall including its 28 metre mast. It's now the tallest building in the City of London and the third tallest building in London as a whole, after 1 Canada Square in Canary Wharf and the Shard London Bridge.
Heron Tower features a reception area incorporating a 70,000 litre aquarium with a shark and 1,300 other fish.
It has green credentials too with photovoltaic cells used to generate renewable energy, allowing it to achieve a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent'.
There will also be a spectacular restaurant and sky bar open to the public on the top 3 floors.